London is a very attractive destination for people who want to make their Instagram feed look lit and have a magnificent time in this magical city. If you search #London on Instagram you can find 92 million pictures of this city.
London has streets, cafes, pubs, rooftops, rivers and parks that are all Instragramable. If you stay in London for the next seven days you won’t be able to visit every single location because there are so many of them. Let’s not forget that London has 8 million people living here.
We decided to do some research and share with you the best places you want to take your camera and shoot.
1. Portobello Road – Notting Hill
Portobello Road is known for its’ colorful and bright houses in Notting Hill. It’s home to the world-famous market, is at the heart of the film Notting Hill. For those who are not aware, the film ‘Notting Hill’ is about a love affair between the American actress Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) and British bookseller William Thacker (Hugh Grant). It has catapulted the London film locations into stardom, attracting tourists even almost 20 years after the film was shot. The opening scenes were also shot at this road. There are plenty of antique shops to visit, a food market and a whole selection of different antique book stores. You can find plenty of creative spots to pose and take a beautiful selfie. Click Here for Google Map for Portobello Road.
2. Hillgate Place
This is an amazing place for your Instagram backdrop; this street and surrounding areas have colorful and beautiful houses for you to pose in front of strangers houses and pretend that you live there. If you are considering buying one of these houses, prices start at around £2million pounds for a two bedroom apartment. If not you can always have it on your to-buy list. Exact location on Google Maps here.
3. Tower Bridge
This bridge is the most Instagramable place in London. Tower Bridge is one of the single most photogenic spots in London and people go crazy to take a great picture. Last week I saw a girl on the floor taking a selfie, I still can’t figure why the floor was so Instagramable rather than the bridge but hey, she surely had a reason to do it. This location as you would expect is always busy, super busy. It doesn’t matter if it’s Monday or Sunday, it’s always busy. The trick to snap a great picture is to get there super early. I know, you want to sleep in but why not explore more and take beautiful pictures. We would even suggest to skip the breakfast, even it’s included at our hotel but hey you can do with less sleep and skip breakfast. You can come back at 09:00 and have your breakfast.
4. St Paul’s Cathedral (from the left / river side)
There are many locations you can choose when visiting any place but St Paul’s Cathedral has one particular location that is spectacular. This shows how huge the Cathedral is and how beautiful the buildings compliment each other. You can click here to view the exact location on Google Maps.
5. Millennium Bridge
This is a very unique bridge that has it’s own beauty. You can come early to the bridge to avoid tourists and snap a beautiful picture and enjoy the sunset. This bridge is was officially opened by the Queen on 10th of June 2000, two month later than originally planned.
Interesting Fact: Around 80,000 people crossed the bridge on its opening day, with 2,000 on the bridge at any one time.
6. Coal Drop Yards
This is a brand new spot in Kings Cross. It’s a new witty and creative retail development that inspires creativity. Not many people know about this spot so it’s your turn to shoot some great pictures of this beautiful architecture. You can view the location on Google Maps here.
Interesting Fact: Kings Cross Central is now a huge office destination for creative industries, Coal Drop Years are building new offices, Facebook rumored to be in talks to move in.
7. St Pancras International
St Pancras has more than 30 locations to take amazing pictures for your Instagram feed. St Pancras is the most connected station in London. It’s famous not only for the train station but for it’s food and shopping experience as well. The station welcomes 50 million people per year. You can view the location on Google Maps here.
Interesting Fact: Everyone knows that John Betjeman played a big part in saving St Pancras from the wrecking ball. Tourists and Londoners love to pose next to his larger than life size bronze statue by sculptor Martin Jennings. What they might not have noticed is that Betjeman’s billowing coattails seem to mimic the curve of the train shed’s rood – which, at 74.8 wide, was the largest sing roof-span in the world when built in 1862.
There you have it, seven amazing places to visit and make your Instagram look amazing. Did you notice we didn’t even include Big Ben and 99 other popular locations? Well that’s because there are so many beautiful locations that you can visit and enjoy. We will be writing more tips and locations on where you can take great pictures, you can sign up for our newsletter here.
If you are interested in exploring more London we created a complimentary e-book on how to explore London under £300 in one weekend, you can download it here: https://centralhotellondon.com/explore
If you are looking to book a hotel, of course, don’t hesitate, we are right next to St Pancras station, you can book direct with us and get a surprise.
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